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Lake Ontario, where Tim took his eye-catching pictures, is the smallest of the five Great Lakes (Tim Corbin).

Pictures of the week: From a dramatic eruption at Mount Etna to giant pandas at Edinburgh Zoo

Here's our pick of the pictures from around the world this week

  • Queen 'hit extremely hard' by death of her beloved last Royal corgi
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    The Telegraph

    Queen 'hit extremely hard' by death of her beloved last Royal corgi

    Queen 'hit extremely hard' by death of her beloved last Royal corgi

  • Diego Costa out of Atletico Madrid's squad for Real Sociedad clash as Arsenal tie looms
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    Evening Standard

    Diego Costa out of Atletico Madrid's squad for Real Sociedad clash as Arsenal tie looms

    Diego Costa has been left out of the squad for Atletico Madrid’s La Liga clash with Real Sociedad as a hamstring injury threatens his participation in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final with Arsenal. Costa has missed the two games since and Atletico are still yet to put a timescale on his return, though reports in Spain suggested a timescale that would leave his participation in the first leg doubtful.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding: date, details and latest news
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    The Telegraph

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding: date, details and latest news

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding: date, details and latest news

  • Britain accuses 'reckless Russia' of breaking chemical arms ban
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    AFP

    Britain accuses 'reckless Russia' of breaking chemical arms ban

    Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of breaking the two-decade international ban on chemical weapons, at emergency talks on last month's poisoning with a nerve agent of a former Russian spy.

  • 'Neko Atsume' PSVR Release Date is Coming Next Month
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    Newsweek

    'Neko Atsume' PSVR Release Date is Coming Next Month

    Cat lovers rejoice, popular mobile game Neko Atsume will make the jump to VR on May 31. Unfortunately for those outside of Japan, it doesn’t look like an international release has been confirmed yet. In Neko Atsume VR, players can pretty much do everything there was to do in the mobile game.

  • What to do in the sun in London: The ultimate guide to things to do in the summer weather
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    Evening Standard

    What to do in the sun in London: The ultimate guide to things to do in the summer weather

    Get ready: London is almost too hot to trot this weekend, with the city set to swelter in 23-degree temperatures, higher than US and European neighbours including Malibu, Athens and Rome. Truly, the staycation is in vogue.

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    Business Insider UK

    UK hopes former colonies can give trade boost after Brexit

    After decades of sidelining the Commonwealth as a relic of their imperial past, many in Britain are now promoting the group of ex-colonies as a ready-made market for what they hope to be the country's buccaneering global business spirit after the exit from the European Union. At this week's summit in London of leaders from the Commonwealth, Prime Minister Theresa May and her international trade secretary, Liam Fox, sought to underline the group's importance to a "Global Britain" after Brexit in less than a year. Brexit proponents like Fox cast the Commonwealth as a more natural fit for Britain than the centralized EU.

  • Susannah Butter: Dear landlady, I’m in it for the long run, so can I please have a fair rent? And Jacinda Ardern, the PM I'd have a pint with
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    Evening Standard

    Susannah Butter: Dear landlady, I’m in it for the long run, so can I please have a fair rent? And Jacinda Ardern, the PM I'd have a pint with

    As well as rising to the top in a man’s world at just 37 years old, with a drive to combat social injustice, Ardern is the sort of person you’d want to have a pint with, although she’s pregnant so is having to abstain. Ardern and Theresa May have a mutual respect — long live this new Kiwi-UK nexus.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at Commonwealth event
    ITN

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at Commonwealth event

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have arrived at the Commonwealth Youth Forum reception in central London, as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting continues.

  • Councils call for more funding as roads continue to worsen
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    motor1

    Councils call for more funding as roads continue to worsen

    RAC data shows the toll Storm Emma has taken on our asphalt.

  • Uber doubling down on India investments after exiting Southeast Asia
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    Business Insider UK

    Uber doubling down on India investments after exiting Southeast Asia

    Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is "doubling down" on its investments in India, one of its biggest markets, after its recent exit from Southeast Asia, its chief operating officer said on Wednesday. India accounts for more than 10 percent of Uber rides globally and the U.S. company has a more than 35 percent share of the taxi market there, according to Counterpoint Research, but it is yet to make money in the country. COO Barney Harford said investments in India are made using funds from profitable markets.

  • Are One Direction reuniting? Odds slashed as Liam Payne teases end of hiatus
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    Evening Standard

    Are One Direction reuniting? Odds slashed as Liam Payne teases end of hiatus

    One Direction fans need to brace themselves – a reunion may be about to happen. The boy band have odds of 1/5 to reunite this year, according to Betfair. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson called time on the group in 2016, a year after Zayn Malik announced his departure.

  • Cambridge Analytica planned its own cryptocurrency to sell personal data
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    The Independent

    Cambridge Analytica planned its own cryptocurrency to sell personal data

    Cambridge Analytica, the company behind the Facebook data scandal, planned to develop its own cryptocurrency for the purpose of storing and selling personal data. A Cambridge Analytica spokesperson said the company had considered the use of blockchain — the underlying technology behind bitcoin — in order to store online data. “Prior to the Facebook controversy, we were developing a suite of technologies to help individuals reclaim their personal data from corporate entities and to have full transparency and control over how their personal data are used,” the spokesperson said.

  • In pictures: The life of Supermarket Sweep legend Dale Winton
    Yahoo Celebrity UK

    In pictures: The life of Supermarket Sweep legend Dale Winton

    Dale Winton was first and foremost known as the face of Supermarket Sweep – but that is not the only greatest hit to his name. The 62-year-old, who died at his home on Wednesday, was also the face of several game shows – including the National Lottery’s In It To Win It. Supermarket Sweep, which saw contestants run around a mock-up supermarket collecting shopping items, was a hit in the 1990s and was later revived. His smiley disposition hid the pain of a battle with depression, that was triggered by a break-up. After his death was announced, tributes began pouring in for the late TV star from celebrity pals. Presenter Davina McCall wrote: ‘I am so, so, so sad to hear about Dale Winton, a lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty ! RIP.’ Blue singer Antony Costa wrote: ‘No, no, no my old friend Dale Winton has died. I’m absolutely devastated one of the most kindest men you could ever meet…’

  • French rail workers strike against reform, Macron says no turning back
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    Reuters

    French rail workers strike against reform, Macron says no turning back

    Striking French rail staff halted train services for the seventh day this month on Wednesday in protest over a major shake-up of the state-owned railway company, but President Emmanuel Macron said he would not be cowed into retreat. The rolling strikes, due to continue until the end of June, entered a more testing phase for unions at the SNCF rail company a day after the lower house of parliament approved the bill they are fighting, which will end the SNCF monopoly. SNCF management said about one in five staff (19.84 percent) did not work, slightly down from a 22.5 percent strike rate on April 12 and more noticeably down on a strike rate of close to 30 percent when industrial action began on April 3.

  • Nasa's astronaut chief says first person on Mars should be a woman
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    Evening Standard

    Nasa's astronaut chief says first person on Mars should be a woman

    NASA’s astronaut training chief has said that the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman. Allison McIntyre, a senior NASA engineer at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, pointed out during an interview that while many men have walked on the moon a woman never has. “My centre director is a woman, my former division chief is a woman, we have female astronauts, but we haven't put a woman on the moon yet,” she told BBC Radio 5 Live.

  • Trump Emails Supporters to Tell Them How Awful James Comey Is
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    Newsweek

    Trump Emails Supporters to Tell Them How Awful James Comey Is

    “If James Comey really had something big to say, why would he put it in a book and try to make millions off of it? “The truth is James Comey is a grandstanding liar who put his own interests above America’s. Comey represents the worst of the swamp. Since beginning the media tour for his book, Comey has not held back in his criticism of the president, suggesting Trump is unfit to run the country.

  • PMQs verdict: May dodges bullet with claim Labour destroyed landing cards
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    The Guardian

    PMQs verdict: May dodges bullet with claim Labour destroyed landing cards

    Theresa May said people who came to the UK from the Commonwealth countries had made a huge contribution to the nation. Jeremy Corbyn said that last month he raised the case of Albert Thompson, who has lived in the UK for decades but has been denied NHS treatment. Corbyn asked if May took the decision to destroy the landing cards of Windrush immigrants.

  • Windrush fiasco should be used to promote black history in schools, says Black Cultural Archives chief
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    Evening Standard

    Windrush fiasco should be used to promote black history in schools, says Black Cultural Archives chief

    The Windrush fiasco should be used to promote black history in schools, the chief of London’s Black Cultural Archives said. The ship MV Empire Windrush gave its name to the so-called Windrush generation when it arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex, carrying 492 passengers on June 22 1948. The government is currently embroiled in a major row over the Windrush generation having to prove to the Home Office they have the right to live in the UK despite being given indefinite leave to remain in 1973.

  • More heartache for Zayn: Management calls it quits
    Zoomin.tv

    More heartache for Zayn: Management calls it quits

    Zayn Malik is still recovering from his split with Gigi Hadid, but the singer is going through a second break up... with his management.

  • Anti-abortion group distances itself from former leader after she embraces white nationalism
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    The Independent

    Anti-abortion group distances itself from former leader after she embraces white nationalism

    A prominent anti-abortion group is distancing itself from one of its former leaders after it emerged that she embraced white nationalism. Until recently, she was vice-president of New Wave Feminists, a group which brands itself as a progressive organisation supporting the foetus as “the most vulnerable member of the human family”, and a contributor for the Dallas Morning News. Ms Hatten began to identify as an “ethnonationalist” on Twitter and shared a number of white supremacist messages, including one praising Russia for its “white identity”.

  • Jack Whitehall laughs as he's questioned over Kirsty Gallacher rumours
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    Evening Standard

    Jack Whitehall laughs as he's questioned over Kirsty Gallacher rumours

    Jack Whitehall laughed as he was questioned about his alleged night with Kirsty Gallacher. The 29-year-old comedian smirked as he refused to answer questions about the Sky Sports presenter. The celebrity pair reportedly hooked up after partying at London’s Groucho Club.

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    Business Insider UK

    Amazon looks over the horizon, cuts a deal with Best Buy

    Amazon is expanding its dominance globally by giving overseas customers access to more than 45 million items via its app. The deal gives Best Buy exposure to Amazon's customers for the first time, while introducing more people to Amazon's burgeoning technology. Amazon.com Inc.'s "International Shopping" will be available through a mobile browser or app and goods will be shipped globally from the United States.

  • Funeral provider Dignity is revived as sales rise
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    Sky News

    Funeral provider Dignity is revived as sales rise

    It looks to have been too soon for some of its City critics to have been writing the obituaries for Dignity (Other OTC: DGNTY - news) . The UK's largest quoted funerals provider has been one of the most-shorted stocks in the market this year - that is to say speculators have been betting on a big fall in the share price. This morning, though, the company said its "simple" funerals - where a basic coffin is provided and where the company, not the bereaved, chooses the time and date of the service - were accounting for a lower-than-expected proportion of the total number of services it conducts.

  • Film maker Richard Curtis urges Commonwealth leaders to keep up the fight against malaria
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    Evening Standard

    Film maker Richard Curtis urges Commonwealth leaders to keep up the fight against malaria

    Film maker Richard Curtis is urging Commonwealth leaders to keep up the fight against malaria. Mr Curtis, who helped found Red Nose Day and is now a UN development advocate, said this week’s meeting of leaders in London was a historic opportunity to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every two minutes. In 2016 there were an estimated 216 million cases of malaria worldwide, 445,000 of which were fatal, with the majority in sub-Saharan Africa.

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